The second(of THREE!) reviews tonight is Amazing Spider-Man #679.1... Now, I like Spidey as much as the next guy, but why the HELL does Spidey need a Point One issue?! I mean there are like 4 Spidey comics released a month between Amazing and Avenging, so why add ANOTHER?! On the plus side though, this issue was a dollar less than your normal Spidey story, so there's that.
Amazing Spider-Man #679.1:
Summary: This issue deals with Peter Parker and his fellow scientist, Uatu(no, not the Watcher... Obviously Uatu is a common name in the Marvel U), being curious about what lays behind the mysterious Lab 6 of Horizon Labs. Uatu has decided a monster was behind the door, while Peter isn't sure WHAT is behind the door, only that it tends to set off his spider-sense. Eventually Peter's curiosity gets the better of him and he changes to his Spidey duds and sneaks along the ductwork, spotting the head of the lab, Max Modell, talking to the sole occupant of Lab 6, Morbius. Spidey hops into the lab when he thinks Morbius was going to attack Max, and the two fight their way into the hallway. Uatu grabs some of his vampire hunting equipment(sure, why not) and goes to help Spidey subdue Morbius. The duo manage to defeat Morbius, but instead of praise, Spidey is lambasted by Max for sneaking around the Labs and attacking Morbius, who was only trying to cure his vampirism. Later on, Morbius is put back in Lab 6, where he continues his experiments, experiments that apparently would soon include the Lizard(!?).
Thoughts: You know, this wasn't a terrible comic or anything, but DAMN did it seem LOOOOONG! I don't know what it was, but it just kept going and going and going... It could have been worse, this could have been a terrible comic that kept dragging on, instead it was just kind of boring. In all honesty, I have NO idea why THIS warranted Point One status...
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
Hey look, it's Morbius! He was drinking blood before drinking blood was cool!